#02423
Come Along (Ryan's Fancy) videos
(Uist Tramping Song)
#281: YouTube video by quickaccent2006
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

Come along, come along,
let us foot it out together,
Come along, come along,
be it fair or stormy weather;
With the hills o' home before us
and the purple of the heather,
We sing in happy chorus: come along.

O now gay sings the lark,
and the sky is awake,
With the promise of the day
as the road we gladly take;
It's heel and toe and forward,
bidding farewell to the town,
And the welcome that awaits us
ere the sun goes down.

Come along, come along,
let us foot it out together,
Come along, come along,
be it fair or stormy weather;
With the hills o' home before us
and the purple of the heather,
We sing in happy chorus: come along.

It's the smell of sea and shore,
it's the tang of bog and peat,
It's the scent of brier and myrtle
that puts magic in your feet;
So home we go rejoicing,
over bracken and o'er stile,
And soon we will be footing out
the last long mile.

Come along, come along,
let us foot it out together,
Come along, come along,
be it fair or stormy weather;
With the hills o' home before us
and the purple of the heather,
We sing in happy chorus: come along.

Come along, come along,
let us foot it out together,
Come along, come along,
be it fair or stormy weather;
With the hills o' home before us
and the purple of the heather,
We sing in happy chorus: come along.

####.... Variant of the traditional Uist Tramping Song ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Songs From The Shows, trk#2, 2001, produced for CBC Television by Jack Kellum, and recorded at CBC Television Studios, St John's, NL).

Ryan's Fancy Liner Notes: Vocals - Denis Ryan.
A Uist marching song, performed on a show that brought us to Washabuck on Cape Breton Island for a fine evening of entertainment provided by a family whose musical roots span several generations in the area.


See more songs by Ryan's Fancy.

From Wikipedia: Uist or The Uists - central group of islands in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

The video below features an excellent 12-string guitar performance of the original Uist Tramping Song by Tony Archibald from Port St Mary on the Isle of Man. The following is a paraphrase from Tony's songbook notes:

Per the BBC Schools Broadcast Singing Together between April and July, 1961: original music composed by John R Bannerman; lyrics translated from the Gaelic by Sir Hugh S Roberton [1874-1952] for the Orpheus Choir of Glasgow, and published in Songs of the Isles, A Collection Of Island And Highland Tunes From Various Sources Set to English (or Anglo-Scottish) Words (J Curwen & Sons, Ltd, London, 1951).

#811: YouTube video by threelegsoman
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~


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